Are you a high school teacher interested in teaching about the Japanese American World War II experience in your classroom?
The Nisei Soldier Teacher Training Institute provides an opportunity to learn more about the courageous men and women of Japanese ancestry from Hawaii and mainland U.S. who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, while some of their families were placed in War Relocation Authority Confinement Sites. High school educators will learn about this history and be trained on student-facing object based lesson plans that explore freedom and democracy through the Japanese American WWII Nisei Soldier stories and artifacts on display in the Nisei Soldier Experience exhibit at the National Museum of the United States Army.
The National Veterans Network (NVN) is presenting this training in collaboration with the National Museum of the United States Army in support of the NVN mission to educate current and future generations about the extraordinary legacy of American World War II Soldiers of Japanese ancestry and to promote equality and justice. The Institute is supported by the Japanese American National Museum, National Japanese American Historical Society and National Japanese American Memorial Foundation.
This free training is available for 20 teachers from accredited public, charter, private, or parochial high schools in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Illinois. Participants must attend all three sessions. Participants who complete the program will receive a stipend and professional development credit.
Session 1 - Virtual: Monday, April 11, 2022, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. EDT
Learn more about the experiences of men and women of Japanese ancestry from Hawaii and the mainland U.S. who served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the impacts of Executive Order 9066.
Session 2 - Virtual: Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. EDT
Explore lesson plans and resources to support the topic and that can be used in your classroom.
Session 3 - In-person: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10 – 3 p.m. EST
Explore the Nisei artifacts on display at the National Army Museum and discuss strategies to implement the content into your own curriculum.
To register, visit Nisei Soldier Teacher Training Registration. For any questions, please email NVN at email@example.com.